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A Marriage of Science and Art: How BIOS scientists team with artists to convey research findings and help interpret the marine world

As scientists work to answer progressively complex questions about the earth and its changing climate, they are becoming more aware of the importance of communicating their findings to the public. To improve the likelihood that their messages are heard, understood, and made accessible, they are increasingly turning to art. Recently, BIOS hosted three artists—each with a different background and preferred artistic medium—who traveled to Bermuda as part of two ongoing research projects funded by the National Academies Keck Futures Ini...

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A “Pivotal” Experience at BIOS Leads to a Science Career: Bermuda Program alum shares her path to community science education and outreach

In 1988, at the age of 20, Maia Patterson McGuire took a break from her usual summer job of working at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo (BAMZ) to accept an internship with BIOS’s Bermuda Program, a move that would change her career trajec...

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Kids these Days: A Toast to Moms Everywhere, Even in the Ocean

Pictured above: BIOS coral reef ecologist Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley conducts research on one of Bermuda's mesophotic reefs, found at depths from 100 feet (30 meters) to over 490 feet (149 meters)   A recent study sheds light on how ...

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A New Vehicle Tests Bermuda’s Waters: Clio, an autonomous robot, is designed for speed and efficiency when sampling far below the ocean surface

BIOS oceanographer Rod Johnson is the chief scientist on board a cruise this month offshore Bermuda using a new underwater vehicle designed to reduce costs and improve science efficiency at sea, while gathering samples for biological and chemica...

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Building Shelter and Security

At a time when income inequality, joblessness and an aging population are making it increasingly difficult for local families and the elderly to maintain safe and healthy home environments, the third sector’s role in assisting the island’s l...

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A Team Tackles a Troublesome Fish: BIOS scientists collaborate on projects to reduce Bermuda’s invasive lionfish population

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. While many invasive species disrupt na...